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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

Amazon AppStream Can Improve the New-User Experience for Eve Online

You can use Amazon AppStream to stream resource-intensive applications and games from the cloud. The developers at CCP Games love AppStream and showed how they could enable the character creator for the incredibly popular Eve Online game. In the video below, Halldor Fannor (CTO of CCP Games) speaks his mind regarding the new-user experience that […]

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Two New Locations for Amazon Simple Email Service

Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) makes it easy and cost-effective for you to send transactional emails, marketing emails, or any other high-quality messages to your customers. This month we expanded the SES footprint to a pair of new AWS Regions. You can now send emails from any of the following endpoints: US East (Northern Virginia) […]

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Amazon SQS – New Dead Letter Queue

The Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) makes it easy for you to decouple the components of your application from each other. Proper use of SQS can make your applications easier to build, scale, and run. For example, you could have one task produce work items, post them to a queue, and have another task pull […]

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Marry Amazon Kinesis and Storm Using the New Kinesis Storm Spout

Amazon Kinesis is a fully managed service for real-time processing of streamed data at massive scale. When we launched Kinesis in November of 2013, we also introduced the Kinesis Client Library. You can use the client library to build applications that process streaming data. It will handle complex issues such as load-balancing of streaming data, […]

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New Financial Services Category in the AWS Marketplace

Today we are making the AWS Marketplace even more useful with the addition of a new Financial Services category. You can now find, buy, and immediately start using powerful charting, time synchronization, data visualization, and transaction applications and services. Here’s a sampling of the offerings in this new category: ChartIQ is a developer-friendly financial visualization […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 20, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 20 We announced New M3 Sizes + Features, Reduced EBS Prices, and Reduced S3 Prices. The AWS Application Management Blog talked about Using DynamoDB and SNS with Elastic Beanstalk in any Supported AWS Region. Tuesday, January 21 The AWS Security Blog […]

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Amazon DynamoDB Turns Two…

We introduced Amazon DynamoDB just two years ago. Since that time our customers have come to appreciate the power and convenience of this fully managed and highly scalable NoSQL database. DynamoDB was designed to be a database service capable of serving the ever-growing needs of Amazon.com. With single-digit latency for reads and writes, it is […]

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